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Fake Baby Trend in Britain

Who says the newborn you fawn over has to be real? This Jezebel post about the British trend of childless women spending a pretty penny for life-like dolls that they push around in prams and tend to as their own frightened me.

Especially the clips from the documentary about the "moms," called My Fake Baby. In addition to toting the extremely realistic bundles of joy, called Re-Borns, on errands, the women dress and rock them. They also bask in the attention the wee ones attract and don't have to worry about waking up in the middle of the night or changing soiled diapers.

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azucar_ame azucar_ame 8 years
Hmmmmmmmm!
AnnaLove AnnaLove 9 years
So sad to me. Like some others have said, these women must be feeling a huge void to do something like this. I guess it's better to do this than steal an actual baby like some stories on the news in recent years.
Buffy Buffy 9 years
O wow! That is creepy!
Cate-McG Cate-McG 9 years
This is sick and wrong. These women need help. And could that baby be any uglier? It looks like an under-the-weather alien.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
and i thought the bag of flour i had to carry around as my baby for health class in high school was wierd. btw, i made a cake out of mine when it was over...delicious
sweetnshy5282 sweetnshy5282 9 years
what the hell is wrong with these people?!? BIZARRE!
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I really don't know what to say. I think I saw a special about men and their real doll girlfriends that came out of Britain as well. What's up with the Brits??
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
They had to make it ugly so no one would want to pick it up. ;)
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 9 years
Holly crap that's NUTS! No wonder this world is so screwed up.
haute77 haute77 9 years
weird.
backfat backfat 9 years
I don't think it's healthy. I watched the full doc and I found the grandmother showing the grandson on webcam the reborn she had made of him as an infant very disturbing. She was trying to convince him it was a real baby as well.
elephantheart elephantheart 9 years
That is creepy. And if you follow the link to the men with their dolls, that's even worse. I'm disturbed now!
elaine elaine 9 years
so creepy.
shannonkay shannonkay 9 years
That's really disturbing. It's one thing to buy a lifelike doll, but it's a whole other thing to have a fake baby that you treat like a real baby push around in a stroller. And others actually give the same attention as if it were a real baby! I suppose that may be from a distance, but this is creepy.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
That's scary and creepy... wow...
apma apma 9 years
I simply do not understand why someone would buy a FAKE baby and tote it around as if it were real unless they're five years old. But it'd be better that they did this than have a child to use as an accessory.
pinkflats pinkflats 9 years
eek! that is creepy and wrong in so many levels.
JennyJen2 JennyJen2 9 years
Wow it is very sad. I feel really bad for these women. They are obviously missing something in their lives.
Schaianne Schaianne 9 years
That is scarey! :O
Angelica Angelica 9 years
I might never sleep again. Ever.
miss-britt miss-britt 9 years
gosh that is scary.
kimmie33 kimmie33 9 years
could they have made it any UGLIER?
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